On 1604 on November 5, a man was found hiding in a woodpile in the basement of the House of Lords. With him, were 36 barrels of gunpowder — dry and ready. Guy Fawkes had intended to blow up the building at the start of the session of Parliment. The Guardian explains in an interactive (sorta) brief feature.
It’s too dry for bonfires here in Chapel Hill; our English friend John Ager has been looking for one and having no luck. There is a rumor that somewhere in Carrboro there will be a burning.
MisterSugar writes to invite is all to:
Triangle Bloggers Bash
A social event for Triangle-area bloggers to meet and greet each other at Durham’s American Tobacco Historic District.
Bloggers, podcasters and anyone who wants to socialize with us.
A reception at the new WUNC studios and a happy hour with free drinks.
American Tobacco Historic District, Durham (across from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park)
* Start at new WUNC studios for tour, talk about podcasting and reception with catered food. Short welcome messages from Joan Siefert Rose and Keith Westin of WUNC, Michael Goodmon of ATHD, Stephen Fraser of Lulu. Then move next door to Tyler’s Speakeasy for drinks and socializing. Short welcome messages from John Conway of WRAL.com and Henry Copeland of blogads.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005 7-9 p.m.
[more at link above]
Note: ibiblio is one of the sponsors of this event.